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Bushkill Methodist Church  •  CHAPMAN CEMETERIES  •  Saylorsville Lake View Cemetery  •  Schoenersville  •  SCOTCH IRISH  •  St. John's UCC •   St. Peter UCC •  VANDEGRIFT CEMETERY • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wind Gap  •    Zion Stone Church

CEMETERY DIRECTIONS FOR VARIOUS NORTHAMPTON CO. CEMETERIES PA

Can you help identify the location of the known cemeteries in Northampton County?   If so, please e-mail with with the name of the cemetery and location.  Do you have a transcription of a cemetery in Northampton County?   Would you consider allowing me to post it on-line?

Church and cemetery history was taken from the History of Northampton County Pennsylvania and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh, William J. Heller, The American Historical Society, 1920. Churches are listed by township or borough in the order in which they were established. Modern church names are used. Additions and corrections are always welcome.

We are looking for burial photos, if you have even one you would like to contribute email to e-mail Northampton County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/northampton_county.htm

Northampton County Cemeteries http://www.interment.net/us/pa/northampton.htm

  • Internment.net

Tombstone Photographs

Pictures of tombstones from local cemeteries

http://www.frankenfield-beam.net/reports.html

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ALLEN TOWNSHIP

ALLEN TOWNSHIP (Settled 1728, Erected 1748) Weaversville, then known as the Craig Settlement, was the first permanent settlement in Northampton County.

  1. Scotch-Irish Presbyterian Burials (1745)
    1. Photos Three Churches
    2. Scotch Irish Burials  *.PDF FILE
    Zion's Stone United Church of Christ (1771) 51 Church Rd., north of Kreidersville, (610) 262-1133. Zion's Stone Church at Interment.net St. John's UCC (1833)  Howertown Rd., Howertown (610) 262-8666.
    1. St. John's
  2. Blessed Virgin Church Cherryville Rd. above Northampton Borough, (610) 262-2559.

BATH BOROUGH

BATH BOROUGH (Settled 1731, Founded c.1810, Incorporated 1856) See Allen, East Allen Twps.

  1. English Presbyterian Church (1731), not extant, also known as Horner's Cemetery Horner and Allen Sts., Bath Borough. Bath Kirche (1834), not extant, became St. John's Evangelical Lutheran, E. Main St., Bath (610) 837-1061 and Christ UCC 109 S. Chestnut St., Bath (610) 837-0345.
  2. Sacred Heart Parish's Cemetery
    A member of the Diocese of Allentown
     210 E. Northampton Street in Bath, PA 18014
     610-837-7874.
    Parish Cemetery is located between Penn and Pearl Streets in Bath.  If you 'd like to view a map of how to get there, click the following: http://www.sacredheartchurch.com/Sacred_Heart_Cemetery.html
    Link to our Cemetery Listings page, :
    http://www.sacredheartchurch.com/Cemetery%20Data.pdf

CITY OF BETHLEHEM

BETHLEHEM, CITY OF (Founded 1741 by Moravians, an early Protestant Church. Borough 1845, City 1917)

  1. Central Moravian Church (1742) is the first Moravian congregation of several organized in Northampton County. Burial records of God's Acre include vital and biographical information and are available through the Moravian Historical Society 214 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA 18064 (610) 759-5070. Volunteers will do look-ups for this cemetery. Other records before c. 1860 are held by the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem (610) 866-3255. St. Thomas UCC, (1848) Macada and Altonah Roads, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 868-9167. The Altonah Cemetery across from the church graveyard is operated by a private organization. Nisky Hill Cemetery (1864) has Moravian burials, but became a non-denominational cemetery. You many reach them at (610) 866-5742. Partial list of Nisky Hill burials at Interment.net Salem Lutheran Church, 537 High St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 866-8019, and Christ UCC, 75 E. Market St., bought a central section of Nisky Hill Cemetery (see above) in 1850. This section is known as the Union Cemetery.
  2. Memorial Park Cemetery, 1851 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 867-4294

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1730, Erected 1746)

  1. St. John's Lutheran of Farmersville (1846) 8065 William Penn Highway, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (610) 866-9882.
  2. St. John's UCC of Farmersville (1846) 8065 William Penn Highway, (610) 866-1155 and (610) 691-5303.

Bethlehem

  1. St. Michael's Cemetery, 1000 East 4th St, Bethlehem, Pa. A Catholic cemetery founded in 1867.Holy Ghost Cemetery, 924 Sioux St. Bethlehem, Pa. Catholic Cemetery founded about 1900. I have transcribed nearly all of the tombstones from this cemetery and posted them on my website at www.padutchancestry.homestead.comSt. Joseph's Chapel, 1224 East 4th St., Bethlehem, Pa. Originally an Episcopal church (1884), bought by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church a few years later. Members of both congregations are buried in back of the chapel.Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak cemetery, Williams St. Bethlehem, Pa. abt 1906
  2. Holy Saviour Cemetery, Linden St., Bethlehem.
    Cemetery office address is 857 E Langhorne Ave, Bethlehem, pa. 18017
  3. Gods Acre Bethlehem

Fairview Cemetery of Bethlehem  located at 1501 North New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

 6.5 acres of it, and along with it came the records, dating back to the turn of the century. I can do all kind of lookups.
Roy W. Schreffler
 

BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP

BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1750, Erected 1813 from Plainfield Twp.) Known as The Plains, Moravians operated the Rose Tavern 1752-1772 and the mill at Friedensthal from 1750-1771. In 1770, they erected a place of worship in the south end of the township, which they used until 1793.EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1730, Erected 1845 from Allen Twp.)

 

EAST ALLEN

  1. St. Peter's UCC (1874) Also known as Snyder's or Schneider's Church
     8143 Valley View Rd., Northampton, (near Snyders Church Rd.)
     Seemsville. (610) 837-7426.

CITY OF EASTON

EASTON, CITY OF (Founded 1752, County Seat, Borough 1879, City 1887)

  1. German Reformed Church, (1755) Easton Heights Cemetery Co
    410 N 10th St
    Easton, PA 18042-3388 Phone: (610) 252-1521Easton Cemetery Co
    401 N 7th St
    Easton, PA 18042-3408 Phone: (610) 252-1741 Dutchman Cemetery
    40 S 4th St
    Easton, PA 18042-4532 Phone: (610) 253-5366 Hays Cemetery
    Northampton County, Pennsylvania
    704 Packer St
    Easton, Pa
    610-258-6441Parish Cemetery of St Philip & St James
    State Highway 22 N
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 Phone: (908) 454-2800 Union Church & Cemetery Assn
    704 Packer St
    Easton, PA 18042-6340 Phone: (610) 258-6441 Northampton Memorial Shrine Inc
    3051 Green Pond Rd
    Easton, PA 18045-2506 Phone: (610) 253-2000 St Anthony's Church
    Cedarville Rd
    Easton, PA 18042 Phone: (610) 252-5728
  2.  

FORKS TOWNSHIP

FORKS TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1740, Erected 1754) One of the original townships of Northampton County.

  1. Salem Church, AKA Werkheiser Cemetery, Forks Twp. (1760) Arndt's Lutheran Church First burial 1776, see "Arndt's History" page.  Forks Cemetery in STOCKERTOWN Pa : http://obitcentral.com/forks/ 
  2. Werkheiser Cemetery.
     http://www.pagenealogy.org/WER.HTM

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

HANOVER TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1760, Erected 1798) Known as the Manor of Fermor, the Drylands and the Barrens. Now mainly Lehigh Valley International Airport.

            There are Two Cemeteries located in Schoenersville, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, PA.  They are next to each other with a common grass strip border.  The location for both is on Grove Road, Allentown, PA  18109.  Schoenersville is in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. It is located at the intersection of Route 987 (Airport Road) and Schoenersville Road.  

  1. The First is Schoenersville Cemetery Association, Inc. This is on the eastern side of the grass strip from the small shed to the Eastern border at the large shed.  This has only a few old tombstones and many newer ones. It is the larger of the two cemeteries.  The Schoenersville Cemetery was organized on May 7, 1856, and was incorporated as a non-profit organization on March 4, 1918.  Thru the years the association purchased various tracts of land, which now amount to 10.821 acres.  The official address is 2355 Grove Road, Allentown, PA, 18108. 

  2. The Second is Christ Union Cemetery, which adjoins the Schoenersville Cemetery, and is located on the Western side of the grass strip that divides the two cemeteries, at Grove Road and Airport Road.  The Christ Union Cemetery is affiliated with two local churches while the Schoenersville Cemetery is not affiliated with a church.  The official address is Airport Road, Allentown, PA, 18108.  The two local churches are:

 

The Lutheran congregation worships at: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 2354 Grove Road Allentown, PA  18109-3044 610-264-2122.   The Reformed congregation worships at: Christ United Church of Christ 5050 Airport Road Allentown, PA  18109-9401 610-264-9325

 

  1. Photos Schoenersville

HELLERTOWN

  1. Funerals Conducted at the Heintzelman's Funeral Home 2000-2003
    Hellertown, PA and Schnecksville, PA
  1. Hellertown Union Cemetery

    1. maps.google.com

      89 Main St
      Hellertown, PA 18055
      (610) 838-8582

LEHIGH TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1738, Erected 1765) Originally called Adjacents of Allen, township laid out 1765.

  1. St. Paul's UCC Indianland, 1750 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville, just off R. 248, (610) 767-5751. History of St. Paul's Union Church and St. Paul's Church, 1756

LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP

LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP (Settled 1730, Erected 1787 from Mount Bethel Twp.)

  1. Presyterian Church of Mount Bethel of Forks North, 1738

LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP

LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1750, Erected as Nazareth Twp. in 1787, Erected from Nazareth Twp. in 1807)

  1. Trinity Lutheran Church, also know as Dryland Nazareth Pike (Rt. 191), Hecktown.

LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP

LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1720, Erected 1743) Upper Saucon Twp. is in Lehigh Co., PA.

  1. Lower Saucon UCC, 1734 originally located on Easton Rd. (see church below). Served by the Rev. John Henry GOETSCHE 1730-1739. Copy of the records held by the Lehigh County Historical Society. Moved to 1375 3rd Ave., Hellertown (610) 838-8821. Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, 1804 Easton Rd., Hellertown (610) 838-7370. The cemetery, adjacent to the church, is actually located within Bethlehem city limits. Burials include the church above. New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1834 (AKA Apple's Church) 3233 Apples Church Rd., Bethlehem (near Leithsville), PA (610) 838-0731.
  2. St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic cemetery. The cemetery is located on Easton Road about 2 miles from Hellertown. I am not sure if it is actually in Lower Saucon or Bethlehem. I
    http://www.padutchancestry.homestead.com/StJosaphat.html
    1. Josaphat's Catholic Cemetery on Easton Road in Lower Saucon (very close to Hellertown and S. Bethlehem). I have omitted a handful of inscriptions that are in a foreign language (Ukrainian I would think). I can not read the language and the letters are in a foreign format that I can not type. In all there are approx. 400 names. If you are using dial-up access, it may be slow to load, it is a big file. To access the list:
    1. http://padutchancestry.homestead.com/StJosaphat.html

      Lea's  Home page is http://www.padutchancestry.homestead.com/

MOORE TOWNSHIP

MOORE TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1745, Erected 1765) Originally called Adjacents of Allen.

  1. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, c. 1750 3175 Valley View Dr., Bath (near Emanuelsville--one "m") (610) 837-1741. Salem UCC, 1772 (Also known as Big Moore) 2218 Community Dr., Moorestown.
  2. Covenant United Methodist 2715 Mountain View Dr., Bath (near Youngsville) (610) 837-9132.

NAZARETH BOROUGH

NAZARETH BOROUGH (Founded 1740, Incorporated 1863)

  1. Nazareth Moravian Church, 1747. Burial records of God's Acre are available through the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, PA. Volunteers will do look-ups for this cemetery. St. John's Lutheran Church, 1859 200 S. Broad St.
  2. St. John's UCC Church, 1859 183 S. Broad St.

 

NORTH CATASAUQUA BOROUGH (Incorporated 1908)NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH (Founded c.1739, Incorporated 1901) Also known as Stemton, Siegfried and Laubach's.

  1. Mennonite / Seigfried Memorial Cemetery 1770

 

PALMER TOWNSHIP

PALMER TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1740, Erected 1857)Pen Argyl

 

2 cemeteries in Pen Argyl Pa, the one is named Fairview Cemetery the directions to this one are as follows: Take Route 512 into Pen Argyl, at the stop light at Pen Argyl Pizza (right past Turkey Hill) you are going to make a right hand turn, follow that road and the cemetery is on your right hand side. It is the same cemetery that Jayne Mansfield is buried in.

The 2nd cemetery is named St. Elizabeth the directions to this one are as follows: Take route 512 into Pen Argyl, at the stop light (Pen Argyl Pizza & Kim Cesare) go straight. Go up past the pool (on right) right when you come to the gas station on your left you are going to bare right the cemetery is down on your left.
Kindly shared by Diana

 

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1740, Erected 1762)

  1. St. Peter's Plainfield Yard

SCHNECKSVILLE

  1. Funerals Conducted at the Heintzelman's Funeral Home 2000-2003
    Hellertown, PA and Schnecksville, PA

 

UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP

UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP (Settled 1730, Erected 1787 from Mount Bethel Twp.) Known as Hunter Settlement. 

  1. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1774
    703 S. Delaware Dr., Mount Bethel
    (Village of Stone Church), PA 18343
    (610) 588-7056.
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chsmith/oldunioncemetery.html
    The page includes information about the history of the cemetery and links to related information about the burials there.

    Christ Church Burials.

  2. MOUNT BETHEL TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST            

    Pastor(s)

    WILLIAM B. SHROUT JR - P

    Address

    632 S DELAWARE DR
     MOUNT BETHEL, PA 18343-5802
     (Village of Stone Church)

    Phone (voice)

    (610) 588-1989  

    E-mail

    Mail office@trinityucc.net  

    Web site

    File http://www.trinityucc.net  

  3. Aten's Cemetery Partial listing of Aten's Cemetery burials at Interment.net

    Baptisms 1794-1833 (five webpages), Lutheran & Reformed Congregation of Upper Mount Bethel

  4. Our Lady of Mt Carmel
    560 N 6th St
    Bangor,  (Roseto) PA 18013-1752
    Phone: (610) 588-2183

    1. Roseto lookups... Robert Arnts

UPPER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP

UPPER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP (Settled 1740, Erected 1787 as Nazareth Twp., Erected 1807 from Nazareth Twp.) Originally farmland of the Moravian congregation in Bethlehem.

  1. Schoeneck Moravian Church, 1793. 316 N. Broad St. Extension, just outside Nazareth. Burial records of God's Acre are available through the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, PA.

 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1730, Erected 1871)WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP (Settled c.1725, Erected 1750)

  1. Old Williams Yard
  2. Raubsville Cemetery

 

Many thanks to Jo Stocker who added several churches to the Tombstone Transcripition Project.Northampton Co. cemetery records online at Interment.net

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